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Why is it necessary to add a decimal point when you are dividing a numerator and a denominator?

Why is it necessary to add a decimal point when you are dividing a numerator and a denominator?

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Dividing the denominator of a fraction into its numerator is to convert the fraction to a decimal value - that's why it's necessary to show the decimal point in the division result.